High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is exercise with the target intensity existing in submaximal VO2max between 85% and 95% of your peak heart rate. This type of training was born out of the research on Sprint Interval Training, where shorter bouts of intense exercise presented an equally effective alternative to continuous endurance training of moderate intensity to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and health.

After 20 years of research, we now understand that although HIIT protocols are more time efficient (more on this later, keep reading), they are not superior to conventional exercise training for the general population. . .{read more...}

You can find these answers in the Japanese practice of Ikigai. It can be thought of as the reason you get up in the morning, a reason to enjoy life. This practice is the source of value in one’s life or the things that make life worthwhile. It’s the energy of motion or change: E-motion. . .{read more. . .}

Full disclosure: I hate transitions. When I first began training in natural movement, the basic movements were quite difficult. For the life of me, I could not get contralateral crawling. I considered making t-shirts for Team Ipsilateral to help those of us challenged by the opposite arm/leg movement, it was that bad. . . {read more. . .}

For me, the word movement immediately makes me think of connection. The act of moving requires communication between synapses, both within the brain and musculature. Neurons fire, signals are received and passed along. Even the simple act of lifting a finger requires a cascade of connections within the body. If one connection is disrupted, the entire sequence can get lost. Without connection, movement cannot occur. But I would also argue, that without movement, a connection cannot occur. . .{read more. . .}